Just so you know, when Tiger wins his 15th major this weekend — heh — I won’t be able to watch it because of the Time Warner-CBS fight. Anyway, on to the links.

* Famed script doctor Damon Lindelof explains the new rules in writing a blockbuster. 

* Brandon Sneed writes about a former baseball prospect who spent 27 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit. 

* The mysteriously long lives of male Holocaust survivors. 

* Kobe Bryant is shattering the timetable for recovery from Achilles’ surgery. It’s true — I saw him dunking at Dyckman last week. Before you know it he’ll be screaming at Wes Johnson.

* David Remnick on Jeff Bezos buying The Washington Post.

* Fascinating New Yorker piece on the abuse of civil forfeiture.

* A piece of fat weighing 15 tons was found in London blocking the sewers. That’d do it. 

* Slate will no longer call the Washington Redskins the Washington Redskins.

* A dead shark ended up on the subway.

* Dave Zirin points out that MLB is partially to blame for the PED problem by allowing them to run rampant in Latin America.

* Euro powers Chelsea and Real Madrid faced off in an entertaining if meaningless soccer match Wednesday in Miami. Here’s a piece about how two of the principle participants – RM star Ronaldo and Chelsea boss Mourinho – fell out of a friendship.

* You guys like the rap music, right? Sioux Falls’ own Soulcrate Music has started self-leaking tracks from its forthcoming  album. Here’s the first one.

  1. Rich Jensen says:

    Re: Fatberg

    About ten years ago, I saw a WSJ piece about similar, but smaller scale problems in New York. Primarily due to cooking oils that aren’t disposed of properly because restaurants don’t want to pay for grease trap servicing. Oh–hey, the article’s online and it’s free. And it’s from twelve years ago: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB991600980767316234.html

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